My son has been attending puzzles Pre-k prep since October 2022 and he absolutely loves it. Attending has made his speech and overall communication skills much better. Sofia (the owner/ founder) is great at communicating, sending pictures and overall updates on how your child is doing. He engages in art, sensory play, story time and now in summer camp outdoor play. I can't say enough good things about this space. It is something I will always be grateful for.
Sophia & her team at Puzzles are an amazing asset to our Astoria Community! Our 4 yo loves attending the various afternoon classes and camp offerings. Sophia & her team are so welcoming at drop off/pick up, that our little one walks right in. The space is inviting and clean. Sophia responds quickly when communicating with us when registering for classes, etc. Recently my husband & I attended a CPR class offered at Puzzles. On top of the class being informative & necessary for our family's safety, Puzzles offered childcare while we attended the class. What more could you ask for?! We highly suggest you check it out for yourself!
A note of genuine thanks and appreciation for Sofia and her team at Puzzles. We hosted my son's 5th birthday here and it was the most seamless, flawless, fun time for all! We did a "drop off" party, so the other parents were thrilled to get 2 hours to themselves. Each child got their own cubby to store their belongings during their time there. Sofia organized open play in her really fun and colorful play space (the slide was a big hit!), followed by a great music session that the kids just loved. We ended the party with pizza (which she also handled top to bottom!), birthday cake (we brought in) and she helped us get the kids out the door with party favors in hand. Cannot recommend Puzzles enough for birthday parties, or for everyday play. We have done a number of drop offs here for days off from school and the kids just love it. Sofia made it so easy for us and so fun for the kids!
Ever since meeting Sofia and all the staff at puzzles I had a feeling the place was amazing! Friendly, and overall great experience bringing my kids to puzzles! Highly recommend for social activity and the art activities are simply fantastic !! Good job to everyone at Puzzles for providing a wonderful service to the community.
I can't say enough good things about this place . Puzzles is a gem in our community that I wouldn't know how to live without . Sofia and her team really put time love and care into helping children grow socially . My child not only loves his time there but surprises me with how much he learns . Sofia and the staff are so helpful and welcoming to parent questions/ concerns. We love puzzles !
My son just turned 3 and he loves the "preschool prep" classes. All the staff are so caring and clearly love the kids. The space is super clean and I never worry about dropping him off in their care. If you don't have a village to help you raise your kids, you've just found a key member!
My son has been going to puzzles at least once a week since September. Our family loves it. Puzzles is such a warm and welcoming environment where toddlers/kids and their families/care takers can come and have a laid back educational and exploratory experience. I'm so happy to have a place like puzzles in walking distance.
We recently hosted our daughter's 5th birthday party at Puzzles and it was a hit! The staff is incredibly helpful and organized and the party was run professionally. Wonderful space, great experience!
Puzzles has helped my kiddo in so many ways! We love how his speech therapy sessions aren't just like other places that we have tried in the area. Instead it's a session that incorporates playtime with other kiddos which makes my son's speech therapy so much more valuable in my opinion. He uses what he has practiced at puzzle and is able to apply it in school.
We love Puzzles and love Sofia even more! Great space with great teachers. I recommend to all my mama friends.
Finding a place where I know my son will learn, have fun, and thrive has been such a blessing! Sofia and her staff are amazing humans! I could hear the difference in my sons speech, how he now asks so many questions, tells me about his friends and how he tries new things. Sofia sat with me and spent the time to discuss my son and his needs. She gave me great advice and has gone above and beyond to make my son feel comfortable, from sitting on the floor with him, to blowing bubbles outside and walking two blocks to help out my mother in law. Sofia has a gift and I am so glad she chose to share it with the Astoria community ❤️ Shout out to Ms. Alison, Zach loves you!
Puzzles is a gorgeous, inclusive space for kids, and we absolutely loved having our son's birthday party there. Sophia went above and beyond- from helping set up, to cutting cake, to handing out goodie bags, she was always there. We love the classes, too!
My 4 year old Jade attended Puzzles' Holiday Camp between Christmas and New Years and loved it! Came home with a lot of stories about activities and tired from a full morning. So glad she had this outlet during her week off of school. Staff very nice, recognized her at each drop off even though it was her first time attending. Highly recommend! Owner Sofia very responsive via email if you have any questions. Don't hesitate, your little will love Puzzles!
This place is family! Not my family but they treat your kids like family. They are so kind and loving! Best decision our family ever made. Thank you Sophia for being so caring!
Puzzles has been such an important extension of our family. I'm so grateful to Ms. Sofia and the entire team at Puzzles for providing a safe and nurturing environment where my kids can learn and play. From classes to camps to birthday parties, everything at Puzzles runs seamlessly and Ms. Sofia has always been an incredible partner in helping to support my children. Puzzles is a fantastic asset to our community and provides flexibility and a genuinely inclusive welcome for everyone. We are so lucky to have such amazing skilled and caring people right in our neighborhood.